UW-Madison School of Education - Alumni News

School of Education Alumni News

We like to both share what our alumni are up to and share information that may be of interest to our alumni. Please use our online form to send in your news for posting here, in our other alumni publications, and on our "For Alumni" website.

Wed
Jul
17
UW-Madison alumnus David Perrodin presented at the July 3 Wednesday Night at the Lab (WN@TL) event, delivering a talk on the UW-Madison campus titled, "School safety in America: Rhetoric vs reality." Perrodin earned his Ph.D. from the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (ELPA) in 2016. He is the author of the book "School of errors — rethinking school safety in America."
Mon
Jul
15
The Wisconsin State Journal recently recognized UW-Madison alumnus Jeremy Schlitz in its “Know your Madisonian” feature. Schlitz earned his undergraduate degree in math education from the School of Education in 2002. Today, he serves as the athletic director at Madison Memorial High School.
Fri
Jul
12
Jennifer Seelig, the assistant director for the Rural Education Research and Implementation Center at the Wisconsin Center for Educational Research (WCER), has been selected as a member of the second cohort of Morgridge Fellows. In her research, this School of Education alumna and former high school Spanish teacher examines community values and how they affect schools.
Tue
Jul
09
In its most recent issue, On Wisconsin magazine recognized UW-Madison alumna Mary Hinkson for a role as pioneer in dance, and details her time at the school. Hinkson succeeded academically, working with widely recognized instructors like Margaret H’Doubler.
Mon
Jul
01
UW–Madison alumna Dyani White Hawk, a rising star in the Native art world, has received multiple awards and fellowships while participating in a groundbreaking exhibition.
Fri
Jun
28
UW-Madison alumna Jane Belmore was recently named the interim superintendent of the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD). Belmore received her Ph.D. in 2000 from the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Belmore, a retired MMSD teacher and administrator, was selected by the Madison School Board, and will likely be in the position until June 2020.
Thu
Jun
13
UW-Madison alumna Angie Eilers has recently launched a software company, UR Turn, that is targeted at education planning for middle and high school students. Eilers' refers to it as the "Google maps for education planning." The program allows students to set a goal and provides guidance and advising to help them along the way.
Wed
Jun
12
UW-Madison alumna Molly Andersen and her colleagues were recently asked to participate in a teacher recruitment video — but the district had something else in mind. Andersen and three other teachers within her Minnesota school district were chosen to be recognized in surprise teacher appreciation video.
Tue
Jun
11
UW-Madison alumnus Nick Scull was featured in a recent report from Monitor on Psychology magazine that puts a spotlight on various professionals working abroad. After earning his degree, Scull secured a job as the first psychologist at Fawzia Sultan Healthcare Network in Kuwait, a nonprofit clinic that serves children, adolescents, and adults.
Mon
Jun
10
After 41 years on the UW-Madison campus and 34 years of continuous service, Gloria Hawkins, assistant vice provost in the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Educational Achievement and director of the Mercile J. Lee Scholars Program, is retiring. Hawkins earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 1990.
Fri
Jun
07
UW-Madison alumna Rita Platt is the author of a new book, “Working Hard, Working Happy,” that is to be released by Routledge in July. In her new book, Platt shows how educators can create a joyful classroom community in which students are determined to work hard, be resilient, and never give up. Platt earned her undergraduate degree in elementary education from UW-Madison’s School of Education in 1996.
Fri
Jun
07
UW-Madison alumnus Duane Knudson, now a professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance at Texas State University, has been elected as a fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK). Knudson earned his Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology in 1988.
Thu
Jun
06
A new study from UW-Madison's Xueli Wang and Seo Young Lee examines the psychometric properties of a new survey measuring factors of STEM student transfers from two- to four-year colleges. This study was published in the Review of Higher Education.
Wed
Jun
05
UW–Madison alumnus David Greendeer, the executive director of business for the Ho-Chunk Nation, credits part of his success and prolific career to a class he took from the School of Education's Colleen Capper, according to a recent report in Madison365.com. Greendeer, who received his master’s degree from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy and Analysis, is in charge of all gaming and non-gaming enterprises for the Nation.
Mon
May
13
UW-Madison’s 2019 senior class unveiled its class gift on May 6 — a sculpture, called “The Monarch,” that celebrates the 150th anniversary of women earning undergraduate degrees at UW–Madison. The sculpture was created by Victoria Reed, who earned her master of fine arts degree from the School of Education’s Art Department in 2016. This gift was made possible with support from the 4W Initiative (Women, Well-being, Wisconsin and the World), the UW Foundation, and the Wisconsin Union.
Fri
May
10
UW–Madison alumnus Dom Ricks, who has been the dean of students at Glacier Creek Middle School in Middleton, Wisconsin, since early 2018, has recently been named the principal at Middleton’s Kromrey Middle School. At 27, Ricks is not only the first black principal in the Middleton-Cross Plains School District, but also the youngest in the history of the district. Ricks received his master’s degree from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2018.
Mon
May
06
UW-Madison alumna Ann Ellsworth finds grammar exciting and powerful. For her efforts teaching grammar, she has received the 2019 Grammar Teacher of the Year Award, a coveted national award presented by the Assembly for the Teaching of English Grammar and GrammarFlip.
Sun
May
05
UW-Madison alumnus Brad McDowell has been awarded the 2019 Distinguished Faculty Award from Madison College (Madison Area Technical College). This award is given to a single individual every year, selected by a student vote. McDowell earned his master’s degree from the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology in 1992. McDowell is a full-time faculty member at Madison College, where he instructs in psychology.
Fri
May
03
Courtney Luedke is an alumna of UW-Madison who earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2014. She is an assistant professor and the interim coordinator of the higher education leadership program at UW–Whitewater.
Wed
May
01
UW-Madison alumnus Robert Lurie will receive the 2019 National Teacher of the Year award from the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect. Lurie is a social studies teacher at Waverly High School in Lansing, Michigan, where he introduces his students to a wide diversity of faiths and cultures, fostering opportunities for direct engagement with people from a variety of backgrounds. His students are connected to educational and humanitarian causes throughout the world, including India, Nicaragua, Rwanda, Europe, and elsewhere. Through travel, guests, Peace Corps, and Skype sessions, his curriculum ensures that students understand the world's ongoing history of genocide.
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